Friday, August 3, 2012
Treasure in the Graveyard by Roberto Pavanello illustrated by Blasco Pisapia
A graveyard is a great setting for a story. It has a certain creepiness while still being a believable place for kids to be able to visit. The chapters are a good length - not too long so as to scare readers off, but not too short that getting through the chapters isn't an accomplishment. The full-colour illustrations, many of them full-pages, also provide the book with a cartoon-like energy. This looks like it will be a good series for young readers who like mysteries in the Scooby Doo vein; look for these meddling kids to thwart one mystery after another (with the help of their new bat friend).
I received a review copy from NetGalley courtesy of Capstone Young Readers.
See more of Roberto Pavanello's work at his (Italian) website.
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Katie Woo Rules the School by Fran Manushkin
Fangs! by Alan MacDonald
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Midnight Witches by Robert Pavanello